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RARE SEMI-DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 97046. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful ’86 with rare 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, globe front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with buttstock that has serpentine grip with black insert and crescent buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “493” and “CF”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with matching assembly number. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Feb. 14, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #7570. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new & unfired. Bbl & magazine tube retain 99%+ orig factory blue; receiver, lever & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors with bright fire blue on loading gate; forend cap & buttplate retain spots of brilliant case colors fading to a lighter color. Wood is sound with only a few very minor, very faint handling & storage nicks in the finish and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. Bolt face retains about all of its orig factory finish with old grease evident. 4-44485 JR49 (25,000-40,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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